Headliner - Joey Medina
Joey Medina, a Puerto Rican who was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, is one of the freshest and funniest comedians around today. Joey spent most of his teen years perfecting his boxing skills that would one day earn him a State Championship as a Professional and a shot at the world title before becoming a heavy-hitter in the comedy arena. Joey is a veteran of over 50 television appearances including his own SHOWTIME Comedy Special, titled “Joey Medina: Taking Off The Gloves”. Recently, he toured alongside, Russell Peters in New Zealand and Australia where he performed in front of over 36,000 fans. He also has proudly performed for the US Armed Forces during wartime in Bosnia, Kosovo, Kuwait and Iraq several times, as well as the USS Roosevelt aircraft carrier. Joey also starred in Paramount Picture’s “The Original Latin Kings of Comedy” with Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez, George Lopez and Alex Reymundo. which grossed $8.5 million in DVD sales in the first six months of its release. His first screenplay, “El Matador” in which he made his directorial debut, swept the 8th Annual East Los Angeles Chicano Film Festival in 2002 by winning Best Film, Best Director and Best Acting awards. The film is currently available on DVD through Maverick Entertainment. In addition, Joey is also recognized as one of the hosts and producers of “Loco Comedy Jam,” a stand-up comedy show featuring some of the best Latino comedians in the country on Mun2 Television. He had a co-staring role in the action-comedy “Zombie Strippers” with Jenna Jameson and Robert Englund (Freddy Kruger). He also wrote a screenplay for R & B artists Baby Bash and Chingo Bling called, “Primos” and is currently in pre-production on his seventh screenplay, a family film entitled “CHEWY.” Joey has also co-stared with, Danny Trejo and B Real from the rap group, Cypress Hill in the film “Devil Inside.” Latin Style Magazine says “Joey Medina is one of the few comedians that can bridge together urban with mainstream comedy to make his style a hit throughout the country.”
Feature- Nic Lanier
Nic Lanier, out of Medford, Oregon is a stand up comic making his way up the ranks in his local comedy scene and beyond. He also produces several monthly shows in Southern Oregon.
You can follow what he’s up to at Slaphappy Comedy on all platforms.